WOW - so most of you know that we now have a baby! I know some of you only follow on here so SURPRISE! I thought I would go ahead and share the story about what happened.
For Christmas we went to visit Adam's family for a couple days. The day after Christmas we drove to South Carolina to visit my grandparents and aunt and uncle and cousins. We had a great visit and were sad to leave. We left on Wednesday, the 28th in the afternoon to head to Williamsburg, we were going to Christmastown the next day. Around 7 we were still driving, maybe 2 hours out, and we got a call from our social worker. A birthmom viewed our profile and wanted to meet and move forward with us AND her baby was already born! It was a boy, and she wanted to name him Adrian Lee.She gave us some more information, told us he was born on December 20 and that if we wanted to move forward we would meet with her on Friday and probably meet the baby on Tuesday. We said yes right away! We were excited, nervous, and in shock. We got to the hotel, talked all about it, and I know I didn't sleep at all that night.
The next day our social worker called to give us the details about our meeting, talk us through some paper, and answer any questions. She also told us that after talking to the pregnancy counselor they decided that placement should happen Friday after the meeting if all goes well. WHAT - we were going to have a baby in like 24 hours?!?
SO we packed up, went to Target to get some last minute baby stuff and then went to get his birthmother a gift for when we would meet her. After that we still went to Christmastown and had a great time. It was a nice distraction and a great last date as a family of 2. We drove home and set up his pack and play, got his diaper bag together and did what we could before we brought him home. The next day we got up, drove to our agency's office and waited to meet the birthmother. We met her pregnancy counselor- who was awesome- and the office social worker (ours was on vacation). She showed up and we talked to her for a couple hours. It was great, she is so sweet, and smart. She was easy to talk to, and our conversation flowed from easy topics to more important ones. When our conversation dwindled down the pregnancy counselor went to talk to her in another room to see if she still wanted to move forward with us. We went to lunch.
We came back about 30 minutes later and the pregnancy counselor and Adrian's first mom came in and she told us that she wanted Adrian to be a part of her family. We thanked her, told her we were lucky, and continued to just chat. Between Adrian being born and this day (December 30), he was in interim care, so we waited for him to show up. When he arrived his birth mom spent about 30 minutes with him (we were so glad to give her that time), and she brought him in and handed him to us. It was a beautiful moment, where she placed him in our arms. And we were so honored that she wanted to do that. She hung around for a while longer and we continued to talk, and promised we would see each other again. We are SO thankful she wants an open adoption, and hope and pray she will always be part of his life.
We will continue to update you on how our adoption is going and how life as new parents is going. Pray for us to balance our emotions, to be good parents (we have no idea what we are doing), and for his birth mom - pray for peace for her, for her to know we love her and will always honor her and take care of her son.
Thank you for all of your support through this whole process! We would never be here without you. Please continue to support us as we parent, and as we finish the adoption legal stuff.
As always, ask if you have questions,